Millions up and down the atlantic ocean from Maine to the Carolinas are still without power this afternoon as a result of Hurricane Sandy which made land fall Monday night along the Jersey Shore. So far the U.S death toll has reached over 40 people that lost their lives, killed by falling trees and such.
The full extent of the damage in New Jersey, where the storm roared ashore Monday night with hurricane-force winds of 80 mph, was unclear. Police and fire officials, some with their own departments flooded, fanned out to rescue hundreds.
"We are in the midst of urban search and rescue. Our teams are moving as fast as they can," Gov. Chris Christie said. "The devastation on the Jersey Shore is some of the worst we've ever seen. The cost of the storm is incalculable at this point."
The storm also affected the presidential campaign with just a week to go before Election day
President Barack Obama canceled a third straight day of campaigning, scratching events scheduled for Wednesday in swing state Ohio. Republican Mitt Romney resumed his campaign, but with plans to turn a political rally in Ohio into a "storm relief event."
Sandy will end up causing about $20 billion in property damage and $10 billion to $30 billion more in lost business, making it one of the costliest natural disasters on record in the U.S., according to IHS Global Insight, a forecasting firm.
You know it takes alot to shut the city of New York down, we send our sincere thoughts and prayers to those affected by this massive storm!